miKrow is an innovation prototype where we applied the microblogging approach to knowledge management. There’s plenty of information in http://mikrow.isoco.net so I won’t go into the technical details here. In a nutshell, it was a microblogging system able to understand which topics were mentioned by the users in their
tweets short messages, providing them with relevant recommendations both of previous messages and of experts (automatically identified previously through the content they produced).
It all came from a contest for ideas within the company, after which we were able to develop a prototype that was tested in-house. A funny video by Carmen featuring some ants was also produced to explain our concept:
We published the results in a couple of conferences (Álvaro, G., et al. KMIS2010; Penela, V., et al., ESWC2011), and we were lucky enough to obtain the “Best Semantic Web In-Use paper” award in the latter. Find below the slides I presented there:
It was great to participate in the development of this tool; I hope they keep the good work and wish them good luck in the following steps with the project!